A SPECIAL meeting of the NY Comics & Picture-story Symposium will be held on WEDNESDAY, November 5, 2014 at 7 pm at Parsons The New School, 2 West 13th Street, in the Bark Room (off the lobby). Free and open to the public. Please note 7 pm starting time.

Presentation: Olivier Schrauwen on his work.

Olivier Schrauwen will discuss the books he’s made since his debut collection, My Boy, focusing on his latest book Arsène Schrauwen. This book is presented as an autobiography of his grandfather, but is, in fact, a concoction of personal anecdotes, fantasy and nonsense. Schrauwen will discuss its origins, his influences and some of the thought processes that went into the the making of this book.

Olivier Schrauwen was born in 1977 in Bruges, Belgium. He studied and worked as an animator for ten years, while doing comics for various small press publications on the side. After the publication of his first book in 2006, he began to focus on his comics work.schrauwen image